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Our Mission

A Sequoyah School education challenges the mind, nurtures the heart and celebrates human dignity.

Sequoyah School

K-8 CAMPUS
626-795-4351
535 S Pasadena Ave
Pasadena CA 91105-3001

9-12 CAMPUS
626-441-2076
301 N Orange Grove Bl
Pasadena CA 91103

Sequoyah School is an independent day school in Pasadena, California, where students thrive in a diverse community, appreciated for their individuality, and supported by a progressive approach to learning.

Sequoyah offers an innovative college-preparatory curriculum in a student-centered, experiential, humanistic environment. The school maintains a low student-to-teacher ratio and a developmentally appropriate program from elementary grades through high school, so that attention may be continually focused on a student’s social and emotional growth and academic progress.

Sequoyah's high school is growing and we are looking for faculty members to join our team.

TO APPLY: Please email your resumé and indicate your area of interest in the “Subject” line.

We are a community of learners.

Philosophy & Values
Sequoyah seeks to understand each student’s abilities, personality characteristics, and the pursuits in which they are likely to find the deepest satisfaction. Students at Sequoyah know that their voices matter in the world and that their acts of stewardship make the community a better place for all. Sequoyah’s Habits of Mind encompass a broadened definition of expected school-wide learning results. Faculty and staff are expected to incorporate these same principles in their work as members of the school community.
Teaching & Learning

Sequoyah’s teachers possess the expertise to develop curriculum and to apply strategies that foster critical and creative thinking, inquiry, and application. They are encouraged to bring their talents and interests to the classroom.

Administrators work alongside faculty to develop a culture that values multiple perspectives to broaden understanding, address challenges, and identify opportunities.

A professional development program informs shared practices throughout K-12.

Approach

Sequoyah’s placed-based approach utilizes the surrounding community as the context for teaching. Education is regarded as a preparation for active citizenship while reinforcing the skills for continuing scholarship. On field trips and camping trips at each grade level, students are immersed in local heritage, culture, and landscape. An emphasis on social justice and the application of knowledge and skills to contemporary issues extends from kindergarten to high school.

Community

The Sequoyah School community honors and reflects the ethnic, cultural and economic diversity of Southern California. Our student and family populations represent a diversity of ethnic backgrounds and cultural experience. Our commitment to the principals of mutual respect, inclusion, and equity inform our admissions process and tuition structure, with 30-40% of families paying below the maximum tuition.

History

In 1958, Sequoyah’s founders established a school community comprised of a broad spectrum of family backgrounds and offered a thoughtful alternative to standardized classroom teaching. For more than 60 years, the school has provided an education based on distinctive values, aspirations, and research-based practices. 

Accreditations & Memberships

Sequoyah is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Independent Curriculum Group, and is an Ashoka Changemaker School.

Sequoyah School is a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Opportunities
at Sequoyah

Sequoyah School has a rich history of diversity and seeks candidates to enhance that tradition. Sequoyah offers competitive salary and benefits.

TO APPLY: See specific instructions in job listings below.

K-12 Administrative, Faculty & Staff Positions

K-12 Education Technology Specialist

Full-time 10-month position
Reports to Director of Educational Technology

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Email requested application materials with the title of this position as the “Subject” line.

Sequoyah School seeks an inspiring, passionate educator to join our community as a K-12 Education Technology Specialist.

The Educational Technology Specialist will assist the faculty in integrating appropriate and innovative technologies to support, enhance, and extend learning in grades K-12. Responsibilities include working two-thirds time at the lower school and one-third at the upper school.

Areas of Responsibility and Specific Duties
  • Develop curriculum and teach technology classes for Kindergarten through 8th-grade students.
  • Teach an elective course at the high school.
  • Work with faculty K-12 to integrate technology into the core curriculum.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in education or technology-related field
  • Wide-ranging knowledge of current technology movements and trends
  • 3-5 years of related experience in education preferred
  • Independent school experience preferred
  • Strong interest and experience in pedagogy and innovation
  • Experience working with a diverse group of learners
  • Expertise in Apple hardware, Mac OS and iOS software, and G Suite for Education
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Experience with Adobe software, coding, and robotics

To apply, interested candidates should email resumé and cover letter. Use the title of this position as the “Subject” line.

Download Job Description: K-12 Education Technology Specialist

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (K-12)

Full-time, begins July 1, 2021
Reports to Head of School

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Sequoyah School seeks an inspiring, passionate educator to become its first full time Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) to begin July 1, 2021. The Director will be a member of the senior administrative team and will report directly to the head of school and oversee school-wide efforts to support our work to support equity and inclusion for all members of our community.

TO APPLY: Please email a résumé and application to recruitment@sequoyahschool.org.

There are no K-12 positions currently open. Scroll down to see K-8 and 9-12 positions.

Thank you for your interest in Sequoyah School.

Sequoyah School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any phase of employment. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or any other legally protected status.

K-8 Faculty & Staff Positions

Social & Emotional Learning Specialist

Part-time position
Reports to Assistant Head of School

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Sequoyah School seeks an inspiring, passionate educator to join our community as
a K-8 Social & Emotional Learning Specialist

Successful candidates will have the following qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Licensed MFT or graduate degree in counseling, therapy, psychology or related field preferred
  • Classroom teaching experience in lower and middle school preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Interest in anti-bias and anti-racist practices 
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective emotional, psychological and social support 
  • Demonstrated ability to be a valuable resource for students, parents, faculty and staff 
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with outside specialists and health professionals to determine needed supports and strategies for students.

To apply, interested candidates should email resumé and cover letter. Use the title of this position as the “Subject” line.

Download Job Description: K-8 Social & Emotional Learning Specialist

Kindergarten-5th Grade Associate Teacher

Full-time position
Reports to the Assistant Head of School or the Director of Curriculum and Student Support

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Sequoyah’s learning program schoolwide, and in each classroom, is developed through close collaboration with others. In the K-8 program, this collaboration includes Lead Teachers, Associate Teachers, the Assistant Head of School, the Director of Curriculum, and subject-area Specialists.

Under the lead teacher’s direction, the Associate Teacher supports the development of the academic, social and emotional learning program in a mixed-age classroom. The associate teacher supports expectations and practices defined by Sequoyah’s mission and Habits of Mind. Associate teachers may be assigned teaching and clerical duties or other tasks by the lead teacher and/or the associate’s supervisor. Year to year, individuals in this position may be placed in a different elementary school classroom.

To apply, interested candidates should email resumé and cover letter. Use the title of this position as the “Subject” line.

Download Job Description: Kindergarten-5th Grade Associate Teacher

Lead Teacher – Grades 4/5

Full-time
Reports to Assistant Head of School or the Director of Curriculum and Student Support

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Sequoyah’s learning program, schoolwide and in each classroom, is developed through close collaboration with others. In the K-8 program, this collaboration includes Lead Teachers, Associate Teachers, the Assistant Head of School, the Director of Curriculum, and subject-area Specialists.

 The Lead Teacher is primarily responsible for the academic, social and emotional learning program in a mixed-age classroom. The Lead Teacher creates a class culture with routines and expectations defined by Sequoyah’s mission and Habits of Mind. 

TO APPLY: Please email resumé and completed job application. Use the title of this position as the “Subject” line.

 

Daycare Staff (K-8)

Part-time, starts immediately
Reports to Director of Daycare

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Daycare staff members (K-8) are responsible for providing after-school student supervision through engagement in activities, games, arts & crafts, learning, and play.

This is a part-time position: 20 hours per week, 2:30–6:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, and during daytime and evening meetings, special events, and teacher in-service days.

TO APPLY: Please email Beatriz Rodriquez-Lagunas, Interim Director of Daycare and Community Programs, and include your resumé and a cover letter. Your cover letter should detail why you are interested in this position and why you think you would be a good fit for Sequoyah. Please include “Daycare Staff” in the subject line of your email.

Sequoyah School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any phase of employment. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or any other legally protected status.

9-12 Faculty & Staff Positions

Sequoyah's high school is growing and we are looking for faculty members to join our team.

TO APPLY: Please email your resumé and indicate your area of interest in the “Subject” line.

9-12 Mathematics Teacher

Full-time position
2021-2022 School Year
Reports to High School Director

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In Sequoyah’s innovative high school program, an extension of our K-8 program, students are guided through the deep intellectual exploration of content following a student-centered, problem-based pedagogy that offers relevant contexts for exploration and opportunities for application. 

We are seeking candidates who have experience teaching mathematics to include: algebra, geometry, algebra 2, precalculus, calculus, Higher Math, and statistics, and who are able to demonstrate mastery in the field. Candidates should be passionate about project-based, student-centered pedagogy and have experience with or have an interest in changemaking and service-learning.

The full time teaching position responsibilities include:

  • Teach two sections of mathematics courses per semester (Courses may include algebra, geometry, algebra 2, precalculus, calculus, Higher Math, and statistics.)
  • Teach one section of a mini-course elective for the equivalent of one semester
  • Act as an Advisor to a group of 10-12 students
  • Facilitate a group in the Social Innovation
  • Program (SIP) during the weekly SIP block

We are seeking candidates who:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field
  • Have 3+ years of teaching experience
  • Are interested in deeper learning and competency-based education
  • Teach from an inclusive, anti-racist standpoint
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diversity in the academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of high school students

TO APPLY: Please email your resumé and cover letter, along with any materials requested in the job description. Use the title of this position in your “Subject” line.

Download Job Description: 9-12 Mathematics Teacher

9-12 Substitute Teachers

Part-time position
2021-2022 School Year

Reports to High School Director

Apply for This Position:

If you are interested in joining the Sequoyah community as a substitute teacher, email your resumé and indicate your availability in your email message. Use the title of this position in your “Subject” line.

9-12 Administrative Assistant

Part-time or full-time position
Starting August 2021

Reports to High School Director

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Sequoyah School seeks a full- or part-time Administrative Assistant to serve the high school community.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Attendance – manage attendance and records
  • Calendars – manage master calendar and other calendars
  • Communication – manage weekly update emails to students, parents, and staff; manage online resources
  • Administrative records & follow-up – keep records organized; help with follow-up with action items
  • Scheduling – support scheduling needs for administrative staff, including field trips/permission slips
  • Visitors – oversee guest visits
  • Purchases – support staff purchases and coordinate with business office
  • Events – support Director of Events with logistics, including matters related to senior events and graduation.

 

To apply, email your résumé and cover letter.

Download Job Description: 9-12 Administrative Assistant

Head Coach –
Cross Country (9-12)

Full-time, starts immediately
Reports to Athletic Director

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Full-time position, starts immediately

Sequoyah’s athletics program, Sequoyah Sports, focuses on developing individual growth in skill and stamina, sportsmanship, teamwork strategies, and exhilaration in play. Our athletics program strives to provide fun and learning in an environment open to students who are beginners or highly skilled and experienced. All coaches must adhere to Sequoyah’s mission and Habits of Mind. Coaches must support the student-athlete concept and demonstrate concern for the health, safety, and welfare of each student-athlete. Finally, they must support, encourage, and monitor student-athletes’ academic progress.

Practices run 3 days per week (M, W, Th), with some additional Saturday practices. Coaches may be expected to transport students to games and practices in the school’s vans. Download job description for full details.

TO APPLY: Please email resumé and completed job application to Brian Knigin, Athletic Director. Use the title of this position as the “Subject” line.

Assistant Coach –
Soccer (9-12)

Assistant Coach –
Volleyball (9-12)

2 Part-time positions, starting immediately
Reports to Athletic Director

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2 Part-time positions, starting immediately

Sequoyah’s athletics program, Sequoyah Sports, focuses on developing individual growth in skill and stamina, sportsmanship, teamwork strategies, and exhilaration in play. Our athletics program strives to provide fun and learning in an environment open to students who are beginners or highly skilled and experienced. All coaches must adhere to Sequoyah’s mission and Habits of Mind. Coaches must support the student-athlete concept and demonstrate concern for the health, safety, and welfare of each student-athlete. Finally, they must support, encourage, and monitor student-athletes’ academic progress.

Practices run 3 days per week (M, W, Th), with some additional Saturday practices. Coaches may be expected to transport students to games and practices in the school’s vans. Download job description for full details.

TO APPLY: Please email resumé and completed job application to Brian Knigin, Athletic Director. Use the title of this position as the “Subject” line.

HIDDEN_ There are no 9-12 positions currently open.
Thank you for your interest in Sequoyah School.

Sequoyah School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any phase of employment. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or any other legally protected status.

Sequoyah School

Elementary & Junior High Campus (K-8)
626 795 4351
Fax 626 795 8773
535 S Pasadena Ave
Pasadena CA 91105
Monday–Thursday 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
K-8 CAMPUS MAP
High School Campus (9-12)
626 441 2076
301 N Orange Grove Bl
Pasadena CA 91103
Monday– Friday 7:45 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
High School Website
HS CAMPUS MAP
Business Office
626 795 4351 x218
640 St. John Ave
Pasadena CA 91105
Monday–Thursday 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
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